The famous Guinness Six Nations Rugby Championship is almost here which means that things get even busier than usual in our capital city.
National Teams from Six Nations
The 2020 Six Nations Championship (known as the Guinness Six Nations for sponsorship reasons) will be the 21st Six Nations Championship, the annual rugby union competition contested by the national teams of England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, and Wales, and the 126th edition of the competition (including all the tournament’s previous versions as the Home Nations Championship and Five Nations Championship).
Wales enter the tournament as defending champions, having beaten Ireland at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium on the final day of 2019’s tournament to claim their first Grand Slam since 2012.
Scotland’s Team at Murrayfield
The rugby action kicks off on 1st February at Principality Stadium Cardiff, where Wales play Italy. Scotland’s first match of the 2020 competition is versus Ireland on Saturday 1st Feb at Aviva Stadium Dublin with Scotland’s Head Coach Gregor Townsend and Captain Stuart Hogg.
8th February sees the first action at national stadium Murrayfield where the Scotland team compete with England in Round 2 and we expect that to be a busy and fun day!
Great transport links
Our premises here at Jenner’s Depository are only five minutes away from all the action, and as you’d expect, transport links are easy with the famous Edinburgh tram stops right outside our door.
Founded in 1873
Scottish Rugby is the governing body of rugby union in Scotland, with a rich history. The Scottish Football Union (SFU) as it was then known, was founded in 1873, ahead of a change to fifteen-a-side (from twenty-a-side) in 1877, the formation of the International Rugby Football Board in 1886 and the instigation of a points scoring system for rugby in 1889. In 1924 the SFU changed its name to become what we know now as Scottish Rugby Union.
A home for Scottish Rugby
In 1897, the Scottish Football Union bought land at Inverleith. This was the home of rugby in Scotland until the first Murrayfield Stadium was built in 1925, on ground bought from the Edinburgh Polo Club.
Things have grown since then and now BT Murrayfield Stadium is the largest stadium in Scotland with a capacity of 67,144 fans, and fifth largest stadium in the UK. Although mainly a rugby union stadium, Murrayfield has in the past hosted American football, rugby league and association football matches and big name music concerts including David Bowie, Celine Dion and the Proclaimers no less.
Good luck from all at Edinburgh Self Storage to all six nations for this year’s great tournament!